View Full Version : Does having a 100 mbps router slow up a LAN party?
07-24-08, 05:23 PM
I have another question:
This is a current setup:
3 10/100 Switches
All cables will be Cat5e.
Will the 10/100 router slow up the rest of the network? All PC's are connected to the gigabit Switch with one Cat5e cable running to the router.
I think the only thing they'll use the router for is DHCP and internet.
07-24-08, 06:55 PM
yup, so it shouldn't slow it down
07-24-08, 07:00 PM
Yeah no prob there.
Even if you had a 100mbit switch, it wouldn't matter. Most MP games played online are sending and receiving at like 100k max per client anyways (and usually alot less). Being designed for that type of bandwidth, 100 to 1000Mbit is more than enough ;)
07-25-08, 03:28 PM
the one thing that you will need to watch for is heavy file sharing. that can max out your bandwidth.
07-26-08, 04:52 PM
yeah, and fast too, but I doubt it'll be too hard to convince the lanners that its not a good idea, I mean 2-3 minutes at 7 Fps should pretty much do it :P
07-26-08, 05:08 PM
that is one reason why it is good to have a backbone running at a higher speed than the pc's are (i.e. - 100 mbps to all computers, 1000 mbps between switches)
07-28-08, 07:40 PM
i recently had a lan with a simple Dlink router - and 30 port switch worked just dandy, no connection issues and not noticable lags in speed
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